VANCOUVER — Salmon Safe, a Portland, Ore.-based company that certifies salmon farmers are implementing policies that protect salmon populations, launched throughout British Columbia this week.
The non-profit foundation, in partnership with the Fraser Basin Council and the Pacific Salmon Foundation, has been implementing the program in Washington, Oregon and California, and encourages agri-businesses to employ strict environmental standards with the iconic fish.
“We’re trying to protect salmon habitat and water quality. We are working with farmers, vinters, and agriculturalists to make sure they are not using chemicals that are going to leach into the water and kill salmon,” Mike Meneer, of the Pacific Salmon Foundation, is quoted as saying by The Vancouver Sun.
Participating farmers will receive training prior to certification, and their products will display the Salmon Safe logo.
For more details on Salmon Safe, visit salmonsafe.org.